Last month, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (R), chairman of the Senate appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over the State Department and refugee issues introduced legislation (S. 2145) to provide an additional $1 billion in FY2016 funding to bolster refugee resettlement efforts.
The House Judiciary Committee introduced a series of four bills this week “to rein in the explosion of federal criminal law, commonly referred to as over-criminalization.”
At a Congressional hearing Tuesday, Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy apologized once more for the actions of his staff, and laid out the agency’s plan to discipline the individuals who allegedly violated the Privacy Act, DHS policy, and Secret Service policy in an effort to discredit a congressman investigating misconduct within the agency.
Recently, two top Administration law enforcement officials, FBI Director James Comey and DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg, have cited the “Ferguson effect” as a potential cause in the spike in violent crime many cities around the nation are seeing.
Speaking at an event this week in New Jersey on criminal justice reform efforts, President Obama announced a forthcoming executive action to “ban the box” for federal job applicants.